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of materials for stephen colbert. today he returned the favor testifying before a house subcommittee in character as a faux commentator. not the strangest thing that's ever happened on capitol hill, but close. congressional correspondent nancy cordes was there. >> reporter: with stephen colbert at the witness table, this congressional hearing felt more like open mic night. >> i certainly hope that my star pow kerr bump this hearing all the way up to c-span 1. >> reporter: the fake conservative t.v. host was invited to testify about the plight of migrant farm workers after he accepted a challenge on his show. >> i >> i'll do it. >> reporter: to spend a day packing corn or picking beans. >> are there any beans in the shade? when you're picking beans you have to spend all day bending over, it turns out-- and i do not know this-- most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? >> does one day in the field make you an expert witness? >> i believe one day of me studying anything makes me an expert. >> it's standing room only in there r
'm not tenured like stephen and neal. i didn't have any power to sway the committee, and melissa knows that. both of you were on her phd committee, so what we're afraid of is that one of you could be next. professor: i was melissa's advisor. i didn't want to see her getting kicked out of the program. that was their idea. it was a unanimous decision, bob. boa vista: well, does this symbol-- does this mean anything to either of you? fleur-de-lis. beyond that, no. melissa walls is not a threat. i don't need a bodyguard. take their protection, bob. i'll look out for myself. (elevator bell dings) officer: i checked the whole apartment. it's clear. (elevator bell dings) (chuckles) i knew they were putting uniforms outside, but i didn't know you were going to be inside the house. yeah. it's just as easy for somebody to get to you inside. that's why i'm here. true. you know, those aren't from, uh, just one woman. (scoffs) okay. no. what i meant was that they're not from a date. they're from a, uh... departmental party that i hosted thursday night. got it. got it. got it. i'm just gonna keep looking aroun
? >> we're a nation of religious illiterates. >> reporter: stephen prothero is a professor of religion at boston university. >> we have a lot of people who love jesus but don't know much about him. we have a lot of people who believe and hope that the bible is the word of god but they don't really bother to read it. >> reporter: and it shows. on average, americans correctly answered 16 of 32 religious knowledge survey questions. >> the three groups that come out on top in this survey are atheists and agnostics, jews along with mormons. >> reporter: at the bottom? >> mainline protestants, catholics and those who describe their religion as just nothing in particular. >> reporter: here's some of the results from the survey. when asked the dalai lama's religion... >> hindu? >> i'm going to say hindu. >> sort sort of middle eastern religion. >> reporter: fewer than half of americans correctly answered that he is... >> buddhist. >> reporter: name of the first book of the bible. >> i don't know. >> reporter: more than a third of americans don't know genesis is the first book of the bible. her
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